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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh was one of the founders of Cognidox. After a period as an academic working in user experience (UX) research, Paul started a 25-year career in software development. He's worked for multinational telecom companies (Nortel), two $1B Cambridge companies (Ionica, Virata), and co-founded a couple of startup companies. His experience includes network management software, embedded software on silicon, enterprise software, and cloud computing.

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Document Management and Document Control: Is there a difference?

For some companies simply managing their documentation is enough to support their business goals. But others n...

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8 Tips for Improving the Document Review Process

A report called “The Document Jungle” draws from a survey of 300 knowledge workers and tells some uncomfortabl...

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 1)

  In a previous blog, we wrote that information findability is as worthy a topic for ISO 9001:2015 standards-m...

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On the difference between Bug Tracking and Help Desk software

There's a long-running debate whether a bug or defect tracking software tool is just a synonym for a help or s...

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Organizational knowledge in ISO 9001:2015

  One of the areas included in the ISO 9001 :2015 is 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge. The stated requirement is...

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Document management for the Life Sciences industry

If you took a snapshot of document management around 20 years ago, the general situation was that in my indust...

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The Scale-up Process Gap - Getting Started

Our opening post on this theme introduced the problems that companies face as they transition from start-up to...

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WordBridge Pro 0.6 (WP to Joomla blog integration open source tool) now available

I started this blog post simply to announce we have officially released a version of our open source WordBridg...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should 'Get Badged'! - Part V

Part V:  Requirements 4. Malware protection, and 5. Patch management Malware protection software is a necessar...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should 'Get Badged'! – Part IV

Requirement 2. Secure configuration, and 3. User access control The second Cyber Essentials Requirement refere...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should ‘Get Badged’! – Part III

Technical Requirements for Basic Protection from Cyber Attack Standardised approaches to cyber security will b...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should 'Get Badged'! - Part II

    Does Cyber Essentials involve any form of Risk Assessment? A question that I posed to BIS and GCHQ at the ...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should 'Get Badged'!

What is the Cyber Essentials Scheme - and will Business buy in? The Jury is assembling. What will businesses m...

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ISO27001:2013: What has changed from 2005? - Part III

Documentation Requirements set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 For those of you who are currently 'transitioning' to...

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ISO 27001:2013: What has changed? - Part II

  Information Security Risk Assessments in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISO/IEC 27001:2013 aligns with the principles an...

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ISO 27001:2013 - What has changed from the 2005 version?

  The short answer is 'A lot more than many professionals currently think'. To start, though, the basic facts:...

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New release of OfficeToPDF server-based PDF conversion tool

  We've made a new release (1.4) of our OfficeToPDF open source project and pushed the code to its usual home ...

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Do You Trust Your Ex-Employees?

  It's one thing to ask whether companies truly trust their employees with company information, but I think mo...

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Virus-infected Office Macro threats and self-signed SSL certificates

  I saw an article today whose headline ("Remember macro viruses? Infected Word and Excel files? They're back....

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Improve Email Management with CogniDox DMS Integration

  Sorry to state the obvious, but you receive a lot of emails and your number of unread messages only ever see...

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The Technology Behind LinkedIn Publish

  LinkedIn has opened its publishing platform called LinkedIn Publish to the rest of us that are not "Influenc...

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Document Control, ISO 9001 and CogniDox DMS

  ISO 9001:2008 is not prescriptive - it provides a framework and good advice but generally leaves it up to th...

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Managing WordPress Blogs from the CogniDox DMS

  This latest addition to our theme "projects that can change the way your company works" looks at the topic o...

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Enterprise Search is critical for Information Management

  Continuing the theme of projects that can change the way your company works, in this post we'll look at the ...

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Building a Product Release Engine with CogniDox

In this blog I want to start a new theme - projects that can change the way your company works. All companies ...

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Cognidox and the UK Apprentice scheme: a Startup's story

This is text for an article that appeared in the print edition of the Cambridge News on Tuesday November 19, 2...

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CogniDox and Acrolinx for document quality

At Cognidox, we spend a deal of time talking about quality documents in the context of quality assurance, ISO ...

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CogniDox and Information Security Management - a white paper

 

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Lean Document Management and CogniDox

  If CogniDox had to have a mission statement, it would be "to promote Lean principles in the adoption of Docu...

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SharePoint is NOT an IT project

  The AIIM organisation has just published the results from their annual Microsoft SharePoint survey. You need...

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The 'R' in CRM

  Here are five business scenarios that might benefit from a software solution:

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What's New in CogniDox 8.7.0?

We released CogniDox 8.7.0 over two weeks ago now. There was a press release that talked about the headline fe...

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Using the new online Document Holder editor

 

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Single- versus multi-tenant cloud architectures

A few weeks back the topic of single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy in cloud architectures was mentioned. I made...

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Big Content, Dark Data and Information Management

AIIM is a non-profit association covering image and information management topics. These are notes from the AI...

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Automating CogniDox testing using Selenium

We're gearing up for the next CogniDox software release and are starting to see payback from tools adopted to ...

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File sharing is not document management

We spent a few hours this week looking at a couple of CRM software solutions and the features they offer.. We ...

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Extranet as a Service - XtraNet

We launched our new XtraNet product yesterday and there was a short interview about the new service over at th...

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Using a Web Archive (WA) document type for a QMS

  Recently we announced a case study with a partner, Primilis, in which they used a CogniDox feature to implem...

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OpenOffice and LibreOffice compatibility with Microsoft

The city council in Freiburg, Germany found itself at the centre of controversy last week when it told the wor...

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Using the CogniDox WordPress Blog Plugin

We up-issued the CogniDox WordPress Blog Plugin this week. The key change are support for posting online-edita...

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CogniDox and file sharing in SkyDrive

 

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What's New in CogniDox 8.6.0?

    We released CogniDox 8.6.0 over a week ago now. There is an article on Cambridge Network and a press relea...

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Integrating CogniDox with Piwik for document analytics

 

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Saving Business Cost with Open Source CRM

  Gartner published one of their Hype Cycle reports for CRM Sales a few days back. There's a useful summary on...

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Freemium and the Software Startup

  During my stint at the Startup Masterclass open mentoring day in Cambridge this week I had a few fascinating...

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Updated Tools for Lean Startup Wizards

 

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Raising money for Cancer Research UK

 

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Information Overload, Filter Failure and Channel Panic

  I think I’ve invented a new term - "Channel Panic". Here’s the context. I've been asked to participate in a ...

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New Ideas to Change the World at Idea Transform 2012

  Just finished my slots at the Idea Transform 2012 weekend – I was a mentor and we listened as a group panel ...

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CogniDox for Microsoft Office Add-in is now available

Today we announced a major re-work of our Microsoft Office add-in. For some time we've offered an add-in for W...

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Tools For Lean Startup Wizards

  The Cambridge Startup Masterclass I gave in late 2011 turned out (for me at least) to be a fun and pleasant ...

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Stay Lean: Your Startup Toolkit

  When I was asked to teach a Cambridge Startup Masterclass the first obstacle was to choose a topic. In the e...

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What's happening at UK BusinessLink? Where can Startups go for help?

  Although I'm in a Startup business I admit I've been confused about what is happening to UK Government suppo...

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Software and the Urgent Fix-to-Field Problem - a Better Way

  Just been reading about the Internet outages and stability issues yesterday - it was traced (maybe I better ...

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Top 5 Interview Mistakes made by Product Managers

  I was at another excellent meeting last week of the Cambridge Product Management Network which as the name i...

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Stories from the Startup Jungle

  Later this evening I’m speaking on a panel at the launch of the Startup Masterclass programme.

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CogniDox Product Manager Guide is released

  Writing blog posts has had to take a back seat this summer because we've been busy writing a new user guide ...

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CogniDox WordPress Blog Plug-in is released

  We moved our CogniDox blog from using a Joomla extension to WordPress a while back. You may have seen us rel...

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Notes from "Product Management – who cares?! A VC speaks."

  Last night was the Cambridge Product Manager Network 'gala event' - a special meeting before the summer brea...

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Pricing and the Open Source business model

  For over a year, I've been following a great series of blog posts by Tarus Balog (founder and main mover of ...

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CogniDox releases WordBridge – an open source WordPress to Joomla bridge

  WordPress® has been around now for 8 years and in that time nearly 20 million blogs have been created using ...

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OfficeToPDF: open source PDF conversion for Microsoft Office 2007&2010

  This week we released another project under an open source license.

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A fable for these Open Source times... (#OSBC)

  Once upon a time, in a land far away but not unlike our own, an old King lay dying.

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The Business of Open Source Software (#OSBC)

I would like to be in San Francisco for the Open Source Business Conference that starts today, but it's not to...

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OTRS Joomla Gateway now supports Joomla 1.6

  We're pleased to announce that our free open source OTRS Joomla Gateway project now supports the latest vers...

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Will Open Source Silicon IP ever happen?

  I read an online journal called Open Source Business Resource (OSBR) which is edited by a team based in Cana...

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Worldwide Enterprise Software market size

  In a previous blog we threw around some total-size-of-market numbers. Today I see that Gartner has just rele...

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Assisting unassisted support - why document management matters

  A few days back I upgraded to version 4 of the Mozilla Firefox browser because I wanted to test the new user...

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Can Enterprise Software be sexy?

  What is enterprise software? Is it to do with the size of the company? The companies with >250 employees ...

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Celebrate Document Freedom Day 2011 say Cognidox

  Today is the day the world celebrates Document Freedom Day and we'd like to add our support to this from eve...

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Integrating CogniDox (more) with Bugzilla 4.0

  You’re a software development leader who takes managing an application lifecycle seriously. You’ve spent tim...

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On Startups and Market Domination

  Dharmesh Shah is a serial entrepreneur who is currently involved with HubSpot.com. They have just announced ...

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More Resources for Pricing

  I'd no sooner hit the publish button on my blog post about the Psychology of Pricing when I remembered the f...

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Psychology and the Pricing of Software

  This month's Cambridge Product Management Network meeting covered the topic of software pricing. The present...

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Open Source Software Adoption - the Risks

  Gartner ran a user survey (available here - registration required) on the adoption and usage of Open Source ...

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Product Management in an Agile style

  The Software East group continued its series on Agile software development with a talk by Scrum consultant R...

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Which is better: Drupal or Joomla?

  In CogniDox 8.4 released this week we added Drupal alongside Joomla! as web platforms that can be used with ...

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Adding support for Drupal CMS

  We're just finishing tests on our next release and one feature is a new plug-in for the Drupal CMS.

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Information security lessons from Wikileaks

  The release of 260,000 US embassy messages by Wikileaks this week is certainly generating headlines. I don't...

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Open source doesn't feature in UK Government spending

  Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister in the UK government, told the Open Data conference on 19 Novembe...

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Software Risk and Source Code Access

  There was an interesting piece of news this week from the NCC Group plc, an  information assurance specialis...

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Releasing the OTRS Joomla! Gateway

  Last week we announced the availability of software we'd written to connect two of the most powerful and pop...

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Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers

  I noticed an article on Silicon.com with the above title and it seemed pretty relevant to the news item we p...

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Why Google Wave Was Not A Success

  Like most software companies in the enterprise space we've had a good look in the past at Google Wave - the ...

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Best Open Source Applications

  The InfoWorld best of open source (BOSSIE) awards are just out. Here's a link to a slideshow [now 404] of th...

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How Do You Spend £35 million on a Website?

  The Central Office of Information (COI) is the UK Government's centre of excellence for marketing and commun...

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People and Documents Working Together

  Last Thursday (17th June) the AIIM Roadshow 2010 reached the final day of a four day tour ending in London. ...

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Now Where Did I Put That Document?

  IT Reseller Magazine is today reporting a survey by Networked Planet (an Enterprise Search software company ...

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3 Reasons Why Product Management Can Fail

  Tomorrow (Tue, May 18) there's an excellent chance to hear one of the best bloggers and practitioners on the...

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Lucene/Solr full text search gets more kudos

  CMS Wire has posted an article on full-text search in web and enterprise content management and concludes th...

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Free as in not being ripped-off

  The theme of the week for me has been "free software".

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IT Technology - a Buyer / Vendor disconnect?

  An interesting survey arrived in my inbox from Cobalt Corporate Finance about the latest quarterly survey of...

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Some 2010 Predictions for Content Management

  CMS Watch is a great site for learning about document management, web content management, enterprise content...

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On BizSpark and Microsoft Development

  We recently released CogniDox 8.1 and amongst the new features was a CogniDox Word Add-in.

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What tools do Knowledge Workers use?

  I've been using the term "knowledge workers" frequently in recent posts, so maybe it's overdue a definition....

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What is Product Management?

  The Cambridge Product Management Network had a useful get-together this week to debate the question: what is...

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Open Source CMS Market Share Report

  The 2009 edition of the Open Source CMS Market Share Report was released today by the water&stone digita...

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Surveys on Knowledge Worker applications and Social Networking

  The concept of a Knowledge Worker has been around for a long time (Drucker, 1959) but it is still a slippery...

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Measuring the benefits of Enterprise Software applications

  There was an interesting survey published just over a week ago - Axios Systems, an IT services management so...

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The business of software - is selling commercial open source really that different?

  It's been one of those months where two or three thoughts or threads connect together.

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Open Source in UK Government

  IDC’s latest Worldwide Open Source Software 2009-2013 Forecast reports that global open source software (OSS...

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New release CogniDox v8.0 on the download servers

  This week we made our quarterly release of software, which we labeled version 8.0 (as opposed to 7.x) becaus...

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Where Does The Day Go?

  Back in 2003, researchers at the School for Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley published a fa...

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Open Source Enterprise Search is a Hot Topic

  We published a paper just two days ago on open source Enterprise Search tools such as Lucene/Solr and Xapian...

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Improving Document Import

  One of the top issues in all Enterprise Software is that no matter how good the software tool is, unless it ...

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Enterprise Search and the Flax search client

  Recently, we've been completely re-working the core Cognidox search functionality. When we initially wrote C...

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Building Software in-House – Why?

  I came across a survey by Cadence Design Systems, the electronic design automation (EDA) company, in which t...

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Agile, Continuous Integration and Software Documentation

  At an event hosted by the Electronics KTN and DSP Valley I had a conversation with the CEO of Easics NV abou...

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On Roles in Startups

  At a recent Connected Cambridge meeting I heard Tony Milbourn (one of the ex-founders of TTP, now doing a ne...

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Update on Press Release syndication for Startups

  We issued our latest press release just over a week ago - it went out on Cambridge Network, PRWeb and a bunc...

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Content management - how smaller companies can learn from larger Enterprises

  Recently, I got around to reading the AIIM "State of the ECM Industry 2009" report published at the end of M...

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Register Management and Integrated Software on Silicon

  We did an integration project with Verieda Ltd recently and issued a press release about it. Verieda is a ne...

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Press Release syndication for Startups

  A short time ago we agreed to do a joint press release with another company, and I offered to do the logisti...

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Technology Language and the User Interface

  My friend the social worker came over. We talked briefly about the case management system they are being ask...

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CMS Vendor Meme - "We get it"

  A month or so back one of the CMS vendors (Day Software AG) posted a blog entry in which they invited (as in...

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Adopting a line of Miro source code

  Miro, an open-source video aggregation site using VLC media player, has a novel idea for generating funds. T...

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Making screencasts for training videos

  For years now I've been reading how companies could be reducing their travel costs by investing in better re...

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Enterprise adoption of open source software

  Forrester Research has just published a survey of 2,200 IT executives in the UK, France, Germany, the US and...

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Everybody wants it now!

  Saw this interesting quote today:

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Making a promotional video

  I wanted to make a short video - like a movie trailer - that would introduce the company and yet be lighter ...

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New site launched

  We've given the CogniDox website something of a facelift, and, since we can, we're using our own CogniDox Jo...

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CogniDox for R&D document management

  Knowledge management and effective document collaboration is critical for R&D companies, and CogniDox is...

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